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  • Congress set for showdown with Trump over Kurds

    10/10/2019 2:04:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 196 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/19 06:11 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY AND REBECCA KHEEL
    President Trump is barreling toward a showdown with Congress over his decision to pull back U.S. troops in northern Syria despite widespread opposition. The announcement, which caught leadership and traditional GOP allies flatfooted, sparked a wave of condemnation, with Republicans calling it a “disaster in the making,” a “catastrophic mistake” and a “terrible decision.” Lawmakers are already weighing how to respond to Trump’s decision, setting the stage for a high-profile clash with Trump as soon as Congress returns from a two-week break on Monday. “Congress must and will act to limit the catastrophic impact of this decision,” said Rep. Liz...
  • Thousands of People Line the Streets in Over 1600 Cities to Tell Americans Abortion Kills Children

    10/07/2019 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 7, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Thousands of pro-lifers stood outside in all kinds of weather Sunday to pray for unborn babies and their mothers. People gathered in about 1,600 communities in the United States and Canada for the annual Life Chain, according to organizers. The event brings pro-lifers together in their local communities to pray for an end to abortion and peacefully witness to the truth about life in the womb. In West Reading, Pennsylvania, about 75 people stood on the sidewalks in the rain, holding signs encouraging mothers to choose life, the Reading Eagle reports. We got rained on quite well but people stayed...
  • Bears or Humans more Dangerous in Yellowstone Backcountry?

    09/19/2019 4:56:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 81 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    A few years ago, I held the widespread belief that in the wild, humans were far more dangerous than bears. Humans are the top predator on the planet. They routinely prey on their own. Far more humans are killed by humans than by bears. The reality is more complex. As I researched bear attacks and the effectiveness of using handguns to stop those attacks, I found I was mistaken about the comparative danger of humans. Comparing how many people are killed by humans against how many are killed by bears is a misleading metric. There are hundreds of millions...
  • A Cowboy Has to Sing: Scenes From a Chuck Wagon Jamboree

    09/15/2019 7:34:11 PM PDT · by rintintin · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sep 15 2019 | Benjamin Rasmussen
    DURANGO, Colo. Every summer night throughout the American West, hundreds of tourists and western music fans sit down to a meal and a show at a modern-day chuck wagon. At these venues, a throwback to the covered wagon kitchens that were part of cattle drives, audiences polish off plates loaded with meat, baked beans, a potato, applesauce, a biscuit and cake, and then watch a house band tell corny jokes and play cowboy songs popularized by people like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry in the 1930s and 40s. The bands are not just the entertainment; they are the main...
  • Wyoming delegation applauds repeal of Waters of the United States rule

    09/12/2019 8:21:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congresswoman Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., applauded the Environmental Protection Agency for announcing final plans to repeal and replace the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation. "I am glad the administration is repealing the excessively burdensome Waters of the United States rule, which was a massive regulatory overreach that should have never been allowed in the first place," Enzi said. "This rule gave the federal government power to regulate nearly every creek or pond. States know best how to manage our resources. This announcement is good news for...
  • 10 Republicans side with a foreign country over their fellow members of Congress

    08/18/2019 11:20:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 61 replies
    True Blue Media ^ | 16/8/19 | Oliver Willis
    At least 10 Republican members of Congress are supporting Israel's decision to block Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from entering the country after Trump specifically requested it. On Thursday, Trump tweeted that it would be a sign of "great weakness" if Israel allowed the two congresswomen, who have been outspoken critics of Trump, to enter the country. Later that day, Israel officially blocked their entrance. "Israels denial of entry to Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar is a sign of weakness, and beneath the dignity of the great State of Israel," Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. Most...
  • Hawks rip Trump for keeping America at work, not war

    06/24/2019 6:51:42 PM PDT · by rintintin · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 24 2019 | Ralph Hallow
    First, take a deep breath. Now take a look at the Wall Street Journal. The otherwise fine newspaper editorially on Saturday blasted President Trump. For what? For not killing Iranians and blowing up Iranian targets to show how super our American power is. The president acted humanely and rationally, weighing proportionality in response to Irans downing of our spy drone over international waters (we say) or Iranian waters (they say). The WSJ, of course, is an authority on the subject of territoriality and sovereignty and the respect thereof. The newspaper for years insisted that the United States should have no...
  • AOC: Liz Cheney Was Real Misuser of Holocaust Imagery this Whole Time

    06/24/2019 5:57:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 June 2019 | Joshu Caplan
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed it was Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) not herself who appropriated vernacular associated with the Holocaust in her criticism of the self-avowed Democratic socialists comparison of U.S. border facilities to concentration camps. Reminder: the member who directly + explicitly compared concentration camps on our border to the Holocaust was *Liz Cheney.* The horrors of the Holocaust went beyond the use of concentration camps, yet camps were part of the process, Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. They have also been used before and after, she added. Ocasio-Cortez has garnered a flurry of criticism since referring to...
  • Liz Cheney Compares Trump to Obama for Not Attacking Iran: Could Be Serious Mistake

    06/22/2019 8:06:07 AM PDT · by rintintin · 118 replies
    The Observer ^ | June 21 2019 | David Richardson
    Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) compared President Donald Trump to his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, for calling off a military retaliation against Irans regime. So Ill wait to see additional information on it, but I think its important that people recognize that the United States is going to keep its word and not go down the path that President Obama went down, Cheney told a CNN reporter on Friday.
  • Michael Bloomberg pledges $500M to shutter U.S. coal plants

    06/07/2019 8:14:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    UPI ^ | Updated June 7, 2019 at 6:41 AM | By Darryl Coote
    June 7 (UPI) -- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday will launch what he calls the largest ever coordinated campaign to beat climate change, which will close all U.S. coal plants by 2030. Bloomberg said the $500 million program, Beyond Carbon, will put the United States on track toward a 100 percent clean energy economy by working with advocates to "build on leadership and climate progress already underway." Bloomberg and his foundation joined with the Sierra Club in 2011 to launch Beyond Coal with the goal of closing at least a third of U.S. coal plants. "With...
  • Liz Cheney Endorses Trump; Rips 'Felon' Hillary

    08/13/2016 9:41:17 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 12 Aug 2016 3:28 PM | Newsmax
    The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney says the nation has to unite behind Donald Trump and make him the next commander in chief. Liz Cheney, who is running for Wyoming's at-large seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, told Rush Limbaugh's syndicated radio show on Friday: "In Wyoming there's no question for us that Hillary Clinton would be devastating and far, far worse than Donald Trump. We've gotta unify behind him and make sure Hillary Clinton's not elected. "She is a felon. She clearly violated the law with respect to her personal server and her...
  • Liz Cheney: Strzok-Page texts sound like a coup, could be treason

    05/26/2019 10:30:29 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo, said in an interview that aired Sunday that text messages between former FBI investigators Peter Strzok and Lisa Page sound an awful lot like a coup and could even be treason. I think what is really crucially important to remember here is that you had Strzok and Page who were in charge of launching this investigation and they were saying things like, 'We must stop this president, we need an insurance policy against this president,' she said on ABC News' This Week."In my view when you have people that are in the highest echelons of the...
  • Liz Cheney: Strzok-Page texts sound an awful lot like a coup and it could well be treason

    05/26/2019 10:05:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 26, 2019 10:37 AM | Diana Stancy Correll
    Rep. Liz Cheney said Sunday anti-Trump text messages exchanged between then-FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page reminded her of a coup and suggested it could be treason. I think what is really crucially important to remember here is that you had Strzok and Page who were in charge of launching this investigation and they were saying things like, 'We must stop this president, we need an insurance policy against this president,' the Wyoming Republican said during an interview with ABC News' This Week with George Stephanopoulos. "That in my view when you have people that are in the highest...
  • Federal Judge Blocks Drilling On Public Lands In Wyoming

    05/22/2019 11:34:41 AM PDT · by Bob434 · 31 replies
    Cleantechnia ^ | March 22nd, 2019 | Steve Hanley
    Heres what happened. A suit was filed by WildEarth Guardians, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Western Environmental Law Center prior to the 2016 election. It alleged the Bureau of Land Management, which oversees oil and gas exploration of federal lands, failed to calculate and limit the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from future oil and gas projects. Judge Rudolph Contreras agreed, ruling that BLM did not adequately quantify the climate change impacts of oil and gas leasing and must consider the cumulative impact of GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions generated by past, present and future BLM leases across the country.
  • Gorsuch sides with liberal justices in 5-4 decision

    05/20/2019 9:35:20 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 143 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/20/2019 | Zachary Halaschak
    Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch broke with conservatives and joined four other liberal justices in a 5-4 tribal rights decision Monday. The Supreme Court upheld a Native American mans hunting rights under a 150-year-old treaty. Crow tribe member Clayvin Herrera was charged in 2014 for off-season hunting in the Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming but argued that a treaty signed in 1868 between the tribe and Wyoming allowed him to hunt any time of the year. The state argued the treaty was nullified in 1890 when Wyoming achieved statehood, lower courts agreed, and the case made its way to the...
  • Ilhan Omar Viciously Attacks Liz Cheney For Calling Out Tlaib's Anti-Semitism

    05/14/2019 8:56:51 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 5/13/19 | By HANK BERRIEN
    On Monday, after Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) (who is fearless in calling out anti-Semitism) had properly called out Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for her latest display of it, Tlaibs good friend Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) attacked Cheney with a tweet that was both vicious and self-pitying, ranting, Give it up, we all know you never met a Muslim you didnt want to vilify! Your deep seeded hate and Islamophobia might be a tool to rally your base, but wont get rid your colleagues. You just have to deal. In response to Tlaibs anti-Semitic remarks about the Holocaust, Cheney had tweeted,...
  • Mike Enzi announces he'll retire from Senate after 2020

    05/04/2019 2:06:21 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/4/19 | Tal Axlerod
    Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) announced Saturday that he will retire from the Senate at the end of his current term, capping off a 22-year career in Washington. Enzi, 75, who currently serves as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, made the announcement while speaking at city hall in Gillette, Wyo., where he once served as mayor. "I have much to get done in the next year and a half," he said in prepared remarks released by his office. "I want to be able to focus on budget reform to get control of our national debt," he said. "I dont want...
  • In a Switch, Some Republicans Start Citing Climate Change as Driving Their Policies

    04/30/2019 7:33:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 30, 2019 | Lisa Friedman
    When John Barrasso, a Republican from oil and uranium-rich Wyoming who has spent years blocking climate change legislation, introduced a bill this year to promote nuclear energy, he added a twist: a desire to tackle global warming. Mr. Barrassos remarks If we are serious about climate change, we must be serious about expanding our use of nuclear energy were hardly a clarion call to action. Still they were highly unusual for the lawmaker who, despite decades of support for nuclear power and other policies that would reduce planet-warming emissions, has until recently avoided talking about them in the...
  • Conservation groups press judge to block drilling, mining in 7 states over sage grouse

    04/22/2019 5:51:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2019 | Keith Ridler - AP
    BOISE, Idaho Four conservation groups have asked a judge to block a Trump administration plan allowing drilling, mining and other activities in seven Western states they say will harm sage grouse. Western Watersheds Project and other groups asked for the injunction in U.S. District Court in Idaho late last week for Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, California and Oregon.
  • Acting Interior chief moves to protect access to public lands

    03/21/2019 12:58:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt ordered Thursday that federal land managers consider public access when selling or trading public land. This order will help ensure that the Bureau of Land Management considers public access to public lands, Bernhardt said in a statement. It requires that before the BLM exchanges or disposes of any land, they must first consider what impact the disposal or exchange of land will have on public access. The Trump Administration will continue to prioritize access so that people can hunt, fish, camp, and recreate on our public lands," he said. This order will address...